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New lubrication excipient removes last hurdle in way of 100% organic supplements, developers say

A partnership between Ribus and Biogrund has surmounted one the chief hurdles on the way to a 100% organic supplement. The pair says its new ingredient, Nu-Rice Extra Lube, can...

CJ CheilJedang begins assault on global amino market with Haide buy

In a bold move, CJ CheilJedang, Korea’s biggest food company, has acquired China’s Ningbo Zhenhai Haide Bichem in a US$30.9m deal that will pave the way for Seoul-based CJ to...

Arla Food Ingredients launches Maximum Yield to increase profits and cut waste

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Maximum Yield, a new drive to raise awareness of the ways whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximize output, increase profits and cut...

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s...

Naturex adds chokeberry to botanicals range

Naturex has added a proprietary aronia extract to its library after inking a licensing deal with Polish food supplements and OTC player Adamed Consumer Healthcare SA.

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Norwegians enter chitosan space

Norwegian supplier Marealis is working with fisheries R&D enterprise Nofima and set to enter the EU health claim-backed, cholesterol-controlling space with a shrimp shell extract.

‘misrepresentations of products can occur’

Aquaculture Stewardship Council sees potential in DNA seaweed testing

DNA testing and verification of seaweed can be useful in an increasingly busy sector where quality varies and manufacturer demands are rising amid stricter regulations, an aquaculture group has said.

"The good thing about this is that DNA doesn’t lie.”

DNA seaweed authentication test launched in UK

UK bulk seaweed ingredient supplier Seaweed & Co has teamed with Geneius Laboratories to develop a DNA-based seaweed certification test after working together for five months.

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Hunger under siege: How UNICEF is tackling malnutrition in Syria

Political neutrality, besieged communities and an escalating amount of mouths to feed. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a lot to contend with if it is to reach the...

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Iron absorption probiotic hits Swedish shelves

Swedish manufacturer Bringwell has launched a probiotic for boosted iron absorption using Probi’s FerroSorb, while a health claim on the ingredient remains under consideration.  

Botanicals giant kills krill JV

French herbals giant Naturex has quit a joint venture with krill major Aker Biomarine stating the move is part of its strategy to “concentrate on our core businesses”.

Hochwald baby and infant food facility officially opened

German dairy company Hochwald has inaugurated its new facility for the production of demineralized whey powder.

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Calcium player invests in nutra & pharma lab

Swiss calcium carbonate supplier Omya International has built a new wet and dry lab and other facilities as it works at “developing new structured minerals”.

Bacillus subtilis CU1 shows immune support for the elderly

Supplements containing Lesaffre Human Care’s Bacillus subtilis CU1 probiotic strain may reduce the frequency of upper respiratory infections in the elderly, says a new study.

Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Naturex calls on start-ups for ingredient innovation partnerships

Naturex is calling on innovative start-ups with fresh ideas on plant-based ingredients, green technologies and novel farming processes to collaborate with it thorugh Ingenium, its open innovation accelerator scheme.

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Cambridge Commodities wins British inspiration award

UK ingredients supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has been listed in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ which rewards small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

Yogurt is a suitable matrix to deliver vitamin K2, says study

Vitamin K2-enriched yogurt and soft gels are effective for booting levels of the vitamin, says a new study from The Netherlands.

BGG folds astaxanthin, future algal ingredient development into new subsidiary Algae Life Sciences

A new player has entered the astaxanthin market as Chinese ingredient supplier BGG has formed a subsidiary named Algae Life Sciences to market the carotenoid produced from a facility in...

For Frutarom, small is beautiful when looking at acquisition targets

In US basketball lingo they call it playing small ball. Frutarom, which supplies flavors, fragrances and dietary supplement ingredients, has grown to one of the world’s largest companies in the...

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52...

‘Brown fat’ wins pharma backers seeking food partners to beat drugs in battle of the bulge

France’s 3rd biggest drug company and a UK stem cell biotech firm have united to develop plant extracts that can promote bodily lipid-burning ‘brown fat’.

New patent on PMS to help Lipogen defend market position of its phospholipid formulations, CEO says

Lipogen, a pioneer of phosphatidylserine and phosphatidic acid for stress applications, is venturing into a new type of stress, helping women deal with symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The company announced...

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BGG opens Swiss office to serve growing European market

Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) has opened an office in Switzerland and taken on ex-Indena global marketing chief Christian Artaria to run the operation.

More astaxanthin capacity in market benefits ingredient's growth prospects, Algatech says

The sky is the limit for astaxanthin now that secure levels of supply are in the market, a group of journalists touring Israeli companies were told recently.